AlterKnowledge discussion addresses colonial settlement of BC

Image Credit: Syilx Okanagan Nation Alliance

What is the colonial history of settlement in BC, and why is it important to present-day relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples? The next AlterKnowledge discussion focuses on the invasion and settlement of this province—and fosters a rethinking of our relationships through this history.

The discussion will be initiated by Okanagan Nation Alliance Executive Director Pauline Terbasket and Mariel Belanger, a masters of fine arts student at UBC’s Okanagan campus—both members of the Syilx (Okanagan) Nation. Taking direction from historic accords and documents such as the Memorial to Sir Wilfrid Laurier (co-authored in 1910 by the Chiefs of the Syilx, Secwepemc, and Nlaka'pamux nations), this discussion explores the contemporary responsibilities of all citizens to the goal of just co-existence.

The AlterKnowledge discussion series is organized by UBC Okanagan professors Allison Hargreaves and David Jefferess. The series aims to foster community-engaged knowledge-making, bringing people together to discuss, share, and (un)learn, as a practice of decolonization. This event is free and open to the public.

What: UBC Okanagan’s AlterKnowledge discussion series

Who: Pauline Terbasket and Mariel Belanger

When: Friday, November 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society, 442 Leon Avenue

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